Australia’s real-life game of cat and mouse is about to begin when 10’s thrilling edge-of-your-seat series, Hunted, premieres next week.
This fly-on-the-wall series follows nine teams of Fugitives who go on the run from a team of expert Hunters. They must stay on the move and attempt to throw the Hunters off their scent. The Fugitives can run anywhere in Victoria and how they evade capture, is up to them. Can they disappear without a trace?
The Fugitives are released on to the streets of Melbourne’s CBD with an overnight bag and five hundred dollars. They must be cunning and resourceful, some will seek help from friends, family and complete strangers. Where will they hide? Who can they trust?
Trying to track their every move is the team at Hunted HQ – an elite team of investigators with backgrounds in the Australian Federal Police, Defence Force and British Intelligence. Their reputations are on the line. Leading them is The Chief, Former Detective Superintendent David Craig, an internationally recognised expert in surveillance and covert operations.
Also pursuing the Fugitives are the Ground Hunters, strategically placed around Victoria, all with extensive military and police backgrounds.
If the Fugitives can evade capture for 21 days, they will win a share of $100,000.
With one week to go until Hunted begins, it’s time to meet the Fugitives.
Angie, 56, QLD
Michelle, 53, QLD
Best friends of 30 years and sisters-in-law Angie and Michelle – aka the ‘Swifty Fifties’ – are grabbing this adventure by the throat. They know they’ll be considered underdogs, but that only serves as further motivation.
Derek, 24, NSW
Courtney, 22, NSW
Inspired by this unique chance to be positive role models for family, friends and community, friends Derek and Courtney plan to divert the Hunters’ attention and will rely on Indigenous community links across Victoria.
Erina-Lea, 38, QLD
Jess, 28, QLD
Gutsy Gold Coast friends Erina-Lea and Jess both love a challenge and share a feisty sense of fun. These adrenaline-junkies also share a hunger to succeed at anything they do. Outrunning the Hunters now topping their list.
Jake, 31, WA
Rob, 33, WA
Best friends Jake and Rob might appear like chalk and cheese, but they plan on combining their diverse skills to outsmart the Hunters. Jake, a serving police officer, will bring his law enforcement knowledge, while hairdresser and special effects make-up artist Rob will put his skills as a master of disguise to good use.
Karen, 56, SA
Brittany, 27, SA
Aunty and niece Karen and Brittany are the perfect Hunted co-conspirators. Analytical and well-researched, this duo is planning minimal external contact, no pre-planned itineraries and going off grid wherever possible.
Nicholas, 30, NSW
Lavinia, 27, NSW
For engaged couple Nick and Lavinia, this is not just an adventure, it’s the ultimate stress-test of their relationship. With a passion for mysteries, Lavinia is ready to insert herself into Hunted’sreal-life plot line; while eager survivalist Nick wants to use his considerable outdoors skills to evade the Hunters.
Puneet 33, VIC
Kris, 34, VIC
Sharing a passion for fitness, Puneet and Kris are both disciplined and focussed and where Puneet excels in creativity, Kris will bring critical thought. The pair will rely heavily on their people skills, tapping into their own networks, but also counting on assistance from strangers.
Sonny-Joe, 37, NSW
Grace, 26, NSW
Quirky pals Sonny-Joe and Grace plan on using their passion for fashion as weapon of choice against the Hunters, changing their looks to morph into completely new personas. Disguises and decoys will throw the Hunters off their trail, and Sonny-Joe plans to wield his charm to turn strangers into allies.
Stathi, 35, VIC
Matt, 35, VIC
Best mates Stathi and Matt are keen to push personal limits and challenge themselves on Hunted. They are also passionate about breaking down stereotypes and think their balance of strategy and operations, physical and mental strengths, resilience and ambition to succeed will give them a good shot of outwitting the Hunters.
Hunted premieres Sunday, 17 July At 7.30pm On 10